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    Associated Press: Hackers Target FBI Affiliate, Post Passwords Online

    The Associated Press reports on a security breach concerning passwords for an FBI affiliate:

    Nearly 180 passwords belonging to members of an Atlanta-based FBI affiliate have been stolen and leaked to the Internet, the group confirmed Sunday. The logins belonged to members of the local chapter of InfraGard, a public-private partnership devoted to sharing information about threats to U.S. physical and Internet infrastructure, the chapter’s president told The Associated Press. […]

    Copies of the passwords — which appear to include users from the U.S. Army, cybersecurity organizations and major communications companies — were posted to the Internet by online hacking collective Lulz Security, which has claimed credit for a string of attacks in the past week.

    In a statement, Lulz Security also claimed to have used one of the passwords to steal nearly 1,000 work and personal emails from the chief executive of Wilmington, Del.-based Unveillance LLC.

    Lulz Security claimed it was acting in response to a recent report that the Pentagon was considering whether to classify some cyberattacks as acts of war. […]

    The collective appears to have had a busy week.

    Earlier Sunday, Nintendo said it had been targeted in a recent online data attack claimed by Lulz Security. Nintendo said no personal or company information was lost.

    On Thursday, Lulz Security boasted of a major breach which saw as many as tens of thousands of Sony users’ details posted to the Internet.

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